February 21, 2017
Maybe you’ve seen that I had a little vacation in Bali.
It was beautiful, exciting and fun. Bali has a little bit of everything: mountains, tropical beaches, friendly people, famous surf spots and sacred temples.
It was different than where I normally go to relax. Different vibe and energy. Different in a very good way!
I was very impressed by the beautiful temples. Every house has one and every neighborhood has a big one. So imagine the huuuuge number of temples on this small island!!
I made a small list with things you probably don’t know about Bali
⁃Bali is known for its amazing bone-white sand beaches. Tropical paradise on Earth? …but surprise, Bali is home to stunning black sand volcanic beaches. Courtesy of the active volcanoes I’ll share with you this secret: even though they might feel dirty to some, they are perfect for pictures and videos! The black sand looks beautiful on camera! Trust me! I tried it and you’ll soon see a small surprize.
⁃Another fun thing is their lack of creativity in names. The Balinese have one of the following four names: Wayan, Made, Nyoman or Ketut. They mean First born, Second born, Third born and Fourth born and it doesn’t matter if the child is a boy or a girl!
⁃Their calendar has only 210 days. 10 weeks made of 10 days. That’s a pretty covenient calendar, right?
– And one last thing: Balinese babies are carried everywhere the first few months of their lives because they are not allowed to touch the ground. They are considered little angels, their connection to the spirits is kept by not touching the earth.
There are many other really interesting things to know about this amazing place but this blog post would be 10 pages long.
You have to go there and see it by yourself! You won’t regret it!
I stayed in different places on the island so I got the chance to experience the culture and all that this amazing place has to offer.
First I stayed in Ubud. It rained everyday day, the whole day and I still think it was the most beautiful part of my trip. Ubud is fun and packed with art galleries, traditional crafts and dance. Here you can feel the strongest that balinese life is all about art, worship and tourism
I have this amazing woodcarving at home that shows just how talented they are: (poza)
After Ubud we moved to a beautiful house in Canggu to just relax for a few days before finally moving to the most turistic part Nusa Dua.
This place was by the sea near one of the best surfing spots!
My surfer friends Micky and Coco were the happiest and sooo lucky! We got there exactly when the swell was coming. The waves were huge and perfect for surfing
Surf! Surf! Surf! This was all they did this last days …leaving me and Ghitzy to enjoy the sun and tan, tan, tan
It was a magical trip! I definitely plan to go back and enjoy the island to the fullest!